Associate Professor
Department of Economics
College of Arts and Sciences
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 N. Saint Louis Ave.
BBH 340C
Chicago, IL 60625

I am an economist and economic geographer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Chicago, Illinois. I specialize in international macroeconomics and urban/economic geography.

My current research involves a combination of economics, geography, and statistical methods. In macroeconomics, I examine international spillovers of inflation and other variables in emerging markets; and in geography, I look at crime and poverty in U.S. inner cities. I combine these approaches by studying the local and regional effects of macroeconomic policies worldwide.
 I also work as an Englishlanguage editor for professional journals and individual manuscripts.

I received my Bachelor of Science in History from the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire. My specialization was Eastern Europe and the Baltic region, but my thesis examined mid20thcentury expressway expansion in innercity Milwaukee. After working in publishing for a few years, I went back to school for my M.A. in Economics from UW–Milwaukee, and continued on to earn a Ph.D. from UWM in 2007.

I am currently an Associate Professor of Economics at Northeastern Illinois University on the Northwest Side of Chicago. I have also taught at Canisius College in Buffalo (NY), Beloit College (WI), Milwaukee Area Technical College, and UWM, and recently served as a visiting professor at the University of Warsaw.

In my spare time, I enjoy and play music of all types. I particularly like
old school R&B, the classical works of Igor Stravinsky, norteña, Afrobeat, and Russian pop. I have played bass in a number of bands and gospel groups, and am currently working on performing both original and classic childrens songs on guitar.